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hundreds of americans bound for malta byzv ferry. and late today, president obama said the u.s. has a full range of options to hold qaddafi accountable. libya is divided with qaddafi loyalists and mercenary troops holding tripoli in the west. his opponents control bengaziand the oil-rich east and vowing to liberate the capital. mandy clark made it into libya today and filed this report. >> reporter: this was the scene in the coastal city of it, ubrok when we arrived at the main square tonight. residents shouted, "welcome to free libya, "and chanted, "down with qaddafi." inside the protesters' tents, young and old men fought for our attention. why are you here? why in the tents? >> we are here for the free. we need the freedom. >> reporter: like protesters across the arab world, they've captured the regime's brutality on cell phones. what am i looking at here? >> qaddafi's troops. they refused to kill people. they refused to kill our libyan brothers and sisters. >> reporter: in a qaddafi stronghold in tripoli, it was a very different scene. his supporters took to the streets in a noisy disp
obama stepped up the pressure on pakistan to release raymond davis, he's an american diplomat who's been jailed since he sot and killed two pakistani men in january. as david martin reports, the case has strain it had relationship between two partners in the war on terror. >> reporter: facing a possible death sentence, raymond davis has been catapulted catapult frn obscure job at the american embassy in pakistan to the center of a diplomatic meltdown with a critical ally. now the president has been dragged in. >> if our diplomats are in another country, then they are not subject to that country's local prosecution. >> reporter: davis is protected by a long-standing treaty which grants diplomats in foreign countries immunity from local laws. but he has been held in a pakistani jail for nearly three weeks since gunning down two men who apparently tried to rop him. the u.s. says it was self-defense. a local police call it cold-blooded murder and outraged pakistanis want davis hanged. >> it doesn't matter whether he was a diplomat or not. a murder is a murder and a murderer is a murderer. >>
evacuate americans. in washington, the obama administration continues to call for a peaceful transition to democracy. we have extensive coverage tonight, including a team of correspondents in cairo. we begin with elizabeth palmer who has been covering the protests in the heart of cairo. elizabeth? >> reporter: good evening, harry. well, the protestors are still down in the square behind me, you may be able to hear them. several thousand of them. they've been chanting ever since quite a dramatic speech by egypt's vice president on television a couple of hours ago who offered talks with what he called "all political forces" on constitutional change. last week, the vice president's offer might have sounded like victory to the protestors. now, for this crowd, it's just not enough. "tell anyone who orders you to fire on us, no," the demonstrators chanted. "we are your people." people who have found a voice and a place to call their own. liberation square has become, as one demonstrator called it, the moral heart of egypt. >> we will be here until he gets out. >> reporter: the atmosphere is a
, in charge at least for now, promises a transition to democracy. at the white house, president obama said the people of egypt have spoken, but he said "this is the beginning, not an end," and he called for free and fair elections. we have an entire team of correspondents covering this story. when word came out that mubarak was out, harry smith was in the middle of tahrir square and many hours later, he's still there. >> reporter: good evening, katie. even at this late hour people continue to pour in here by the thousands and thousands. >> finally we get our freedom! >> reporter: this is what freedom looks like. and sounds like. >> today is celebration! celebration! celebration! (cheers and applause) >> reporter: virtually enslaved for 30 years, the people of egypt rose up. >> bye-bye, mubarak! >> reporter: and found their voice. tonight their prayers were answered. >> reporter: the newly named vice president was just on television and announced that mubarak had stepped down. thousands and thousands of people are coming from all over to join in the celebration in tahrir square. could you b
received a call today from president obama, who expressed his concern. meanwhile, on capitol hill, president obama won a showdown vote today over a costly pentagon program. the house voted not to fund an alternative engine for the f-35. the next generation fighter jet. producing that engine would have cost $3 billion over the next few years. budget cuts are also being debated in a lot of state capitals these days, including madison, wisconsin, where more than 10,000 state workers staged a protest today. republican governor scott walker wants them to make greater contributions to their pensions and health insurance. the state faces a deficit of more than $3 billion. now to the perpetrator of the biggest financial fraud in u.s. history. bernard madoff is serving 150 years for ripping off investors to the tune of $65 billion. his ponzi scheme played out over 16 years, and no one was on to him? if you find that hard to believe, jim axelrod reports, so does madoff. >> reporter: for 26 months, since bernar bernard madoff's multibillion-dollar ponzi scheme unraveled, one of history's gre
. president obama said today he jipt is making progress on a transition to democracy. but the administration is easing the pressure on president mubarak, saying forcing him to leave immediately could threaten that transition. in cairo, the opposition demonstrating for the 14th straight day is still insisting he must go right now, and the muslim brotherhood threatened to walk away from reconciliation talks unless he does. it looked like mubarak wasn't going anywhere today as he met with his new cabinet. his government, meanwhile, released a google executive who'd been arrested after organizing the online opposition. and the u.s.-based group human rights watch said nearly 300 egyptians have been killed in two weeks of protests. elizabeth palmer in cairo begins our coverage tonight. >> reporter: a call to battle stations and the tahrir square protestors rush for the barricades. it turns out, it's a false alarm, there's no attack. but it does show how fiercely they'll defend this territory. state t.v., meanwhile, showed pictures of hosni mubarak calmly meeting his cabinet. apparently oblivious t
's light at the end of the tunnel. the obama administration said today it will a ask congress to dedicate $53 billion over the next six years to build a national high speed rail network. the president's goal is to give 80% of americans access to high-speed rail within 25 years. the goal of another government program is to revitalize poor neighborhood by giving companies an incentive to invest in them. as you might have guessed, you provide the incentive with your tax dollars and where are those dollars going? some not where you might expect. sharyl attkisson tonight follows the money. >> reporter: this education center is an oasis in a needy washington, d.c. neighborhood. treasury official don graves says it's possible only through a government program called new markets. youty it's helped change the whole character of the neighborhood? >> absolutely. >> reporter: new markets encourages private companies to invest in low-income communities. what do the companies get? hefty tax breaks. for every dollar they commit they get back 39 cents. but you might be surprised at just what qualifies as
the deficit. today president obama rolled out a budget that calls for spending more than $3.7 trillion it would reduce the deficit to $1.1 trillion bringing it down from this year's record high of $1.6 trillion. but the president is making some assumptions that may not hold, including economic growth of 3.6%. chip reid is at if white house tonight. and, chip, does this budget have any chance of passing? >> reporter: not a chance, the president has spent a lot of time talking about working with republicans to try to reduce the deficit, but today the budget he put out has republicans seeing red. at a school outside baltimore today, president obama said his budget is full of tough choices. >> it will mean cutting things that i care deeply about. >> reporter: for example, cuts of $300 million from urban development grants, $2.5 billion from heating assistance for low- income families and $400 billion over the next ten years from a freeze on many domestic programs. but the president unveiled his budget at a technology school to highlight new investments, especially in education and innovati
, president obama said "the future of egypt is going to be in the hand of egyptians." anti-mubarak protests continued today in cairo's tahrir square. tahrir means "liberation." but in contrast to the violence earlier this week that left at least 11 dead and scores injured, this rally was largely peaceful. egypt's defense minister even visited with the protestors and the curfew in the capital was relaxed. meanwhile, there were more antigovernment protests in other arab countries, including jordan. in syria, a protest fizzled because of a police crackdown. elizabeth palmer in cairo begins our coverage tonight. >> reporter: what a difference 24 hours make. instead of running street battles, demonstrators arriving atta rear square this morning found smiling soldiers working with opposition organizers to set up checkpoints so no troublemakers got in. and if there was any doubt which side the army was on, this mob of mubarak supporters was left on the outside looking in, blocked by tanks. today the square felt like the safest place in cairo with an air of celebration. but the underlying ang we ar
. meanwhile, in washington today, president obama continued his campaign to improve relations with business. addressing the chamber of commerce, the president urged corporate america to invest the nearly $2 trillion it has saved up and start hiring again. for his part, the president promised to address their complaints about the corporate tax code and burdensome government regulations. and on that score, congressional correspondent nancy cordes reports businesses have a very long wish list. >> reporter: in nearly 2,000 pages of letters to congress, u.s. businesses unloaded on everything from anti-pollution rules to new pilot requirements to workplace noise standard complaining they all kill jobs. construction workers cannot afford this burden right now, wrote one group of builders. >> i'm congressman darrell issa. >> reporter: they were solicited by darrell issa, the chair of the house oversight committee. republicans have made eliminated regulations one of their top priorities. >> far from pulling our economy back, the weight of debt and taxes and regulation have stifled our economic recov
from the obama administration have been measured and diplomatic but privately the message to president mubarak has been blunt and direct. chip reid is at the white house tonight and, chip, what is the administration's main objective and are they achieving it? >> reporter: well katie, the number-one objective is an orderly transition to a new and stable government. the last thing that the united states government wants is for the egyptian government to descend into chaos. the fear is that that could lead either in the near future or down the road to some kind of radical islamic government coming to power and that would be very bad news for the united states and the middle east. it would also be very bad news for israel and for the middle east peace process and don't forget, whoever controls egypt also controls access to the suez canal, and that is vitally important economically not only to the united states but to countries around the world. but one other thing: the objective of finding an >> i indicated tonight to president mubarak, it's my indication an orderly transition must be mean
. president obama said president mubarak has not met the demands of the reformers. as elizabeth palmer reports, one of the leaders of the uprising says the time for talking is over. >> reporter: internet activist wael ghonim is the unlikely hero of egypt's revolt. today in a cnn interview, he said it's too late for genuine negotiations with mubarak. >> they decided to negotiate with us at night with rubber bullets, with police-- police sticks, with-- with, you know, water hoses, with tear gas, tanks. >> reporter: but he didn't say that he was ready to lead this movement. departmenting leenl yons of young activists who at the moment are making it up as they go along online. people like ahmed abbas el reedy, a stockbroker turned internet rebel, who discovered on twitter today that protesters were moving beyond tahrir square. >> now we will add the place in front of the parliament, another safe area for protests. so it's here on twitter now. >> reporter: his proudest moment so far-- victory after pitched battles with egypt's riot police, all chronicled on facebook. and he's got a trophy riot poli
on liberation square. gunfire rang out. as of now, at least three are dead and more than 600 injured. the obama administration stepped up the pressure on mubarak to begin the transition of power. spokesman robert gibbs said, "now means now." egypt's army ordered protesters to clear the streets, and the crowds here have thinned but the protests apparently will continue. that is the "cbs evening news" for tonight. i'm katie couric. reporting from cairo. thank you for watching. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh >>> free parking for bus drivers? i'm phil matier in san francisco where the city says no more to that perk. >>> confusion over clipper cards on cal trains. just ahead the $400 mistake you don't want to make. >>> take a look at this beautiful landmark behind me. the clairemont hotel surviving even the oakland hills fire. but now a new problem. bankruptcy. the story coming up. >>> good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm dana king. $80 a month to park. it would be a steal for a lot of people who work in san francisco. but muni driv
out. as of now, at least three are dead and more than 600 injured. the obama administration stepped up the pressure on mubarak to begin the transition of power. spokesman robert gibbs said, "now means now." egypt's army ordered presters to clear the streets, and the crowds here have thinned but the protests apparently will continue. that is the cbs evening news for tonight. i'm katie couric. reporting from cairo. thank you for watching. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh >>> now, "entertainment tonight," the most watched entertainment news magazine in the world. breaking news. elizabeth taylor, shockingly thin. >> breathing with an oxygen tube. the 78 yoerld's condition today. >>> then the charlie sheen 911 call. >> very intoxicated. >>> kate si couric swallowed by a mob in egypt. the reporters risking their lives for the story. >> it's p
challenge for the obama administration as it responds to all these uprisings? >> it's extraordinarily difficult. not only are the stakes great but it's tough. on one hand, you want to be supportive of a more open society. you don't want to alienate the bulk of these populations. on the other hand, we have traditional friends in this part of the world and we don't want to be seen as pulling out the rug from a number of regimes that, by and large, have supported real u.s. interests in terms of access to energy, opposition to terrorism, some limited willingness to live with israel. under administration, this is about as important but also as difficult as it gets. >> couric: this used to be your area of expertise, of course, when you were at the white house. what country are you most concerned about right now? >> in the long run, the country i'm most concerned about is saudi arabia. that's where the bulk of the energy of the region is. and if saudi arabia ever begins to unravel, that's where the stakes are greatest for the united states. the other country i'll still most concerned about i
a plastic surgery clinic. if the u.s. wanted to go after qaddafi's assets, president obama could designate libya a rogue regime, giving banking the power to freeze whatever funds they find. katie. >> couric: armen keteyian, armen thank you. and coming up next here on the cbs evening news, a terror suspect in court. prosecutors believe he may have been targeting former president george w. bush. and later, a tv show makes singing in school very cool. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. and celebrex is not a narcotic. when it comes to relieving your arthritis pain, you and your doctor need to b
got it from newspaper reports and when president obama talked about egypt briefly in a speech in michigan today he also sounded very up beat and positive about today's events. >> what is absolutely clear is that we are witnessing history unfold. a moment of transformation that's take place because the people of egypt are calling for change. >> reporter: the president also said that he wants all egyptians to know that america will help in any way it can in a peaceful transition to democracy. katie. >> couric: and, david, earlier today it looked as if egypt's military might take over, that there might be some kind coup. what happened? do you have any idea? >> reporter: well, essentially, they decided to stick with mubarak, which is what they've done since the beginning of this crisis. they have remained loyal to a regime which treated them very well for 30 years. the egyptian military is not interested in democratic reform. it's interested in stability. it just doesn't want to pay too high a price for that stability. so it doesn't want to ruin its reputation by using violence ag
president obama has called european leaders to review options for forcing qaddafi to stop firinging on the opposition and as david martin reports, everything is on the table. >> reporter: the state department is considering closing down the american embassy in libya as the u.s. clears the decks for sanctions and perhaps even military action that will, allegation the white house puts it, compel qaddafi to cease and desist. >> any strategy to compel a leader attempts to put at risk the things that he values-- his power, his money, his family. >> reporter: among the options the u.s. is considering-- u.n. sanctions, freezing or seizing qaddafi's assets, banning libyan officials and airliners from international travel, suspending exports to libya, all of which take time, none of which go for the jugular. >> for a trade embargo to work with libya, you would have to consider seriously cutting off trade in oil. but the trick here is that the world needs libyan oil. >> reporter: other options involve intervention, sending in relief supplies, broadcasting to the libyan people, creating a no-f
pnc. for the achiever in us all. >> couric: tonight, as the fighting in libya escalates, the obama administration says it's time for qaddafi to go and u.s. forces move closer to libyan shores. i'm katie couric. also tonight, the battle over state budgets. our new poll finds most americans oppose cutting the pay benefits, and union rights of public employees. h.p.v., the virus that can cause cancer in women is now found in half of american men. and "assignment america." you don't want to run afoul of this goose. >> i've seen her go up and scare the heck out of pit bulls. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. secretary of state hillary clinton could not have put it more bluntly. she says it's time for libya's moammar qaddafi to go. and the united states and our allies are stepping up the pressure on him to do just that. clinton said no option is off the table, including imposing a no-fly zone which would ground libya's air force. today the u.s. moved a destroyer an
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